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Headphone Science - Setsumei [os015]


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The line between electronica and outright musical experimentation blurs more on a daily basis. Richard D. James and Kid 606 are hailed as pop/underground culture heroes, bringing with them work that in the past would have been at home only in the most academic or at least iconoclastic setting. The up and coming Headphone Science mines this vein, drawing from the before mentioned artists as well as John Cage, Lee Perry, and The Orb in seemingly equal measure.


Reviews

Reviewer: quest4fresh - - July 29, 2008
Subject: sick
good beats, want more check his site, tons of free quality music
http://headphonescience.ivdt.net/
Reviewer: greenhouse george - - November 22, 2006
Subject: better than life
superb work. crafted composition and balanced production. can't reccomend it highy enough
Reviewer: gratisvibes.com - - July 30, 2006
Subject: Reviewed on Gratisvibes.com
If you thought experimental music is a bit iffy, wait till you listen to this monster of an EP. To keep things short, this is a great EP that features one of the best grooves that IâÂÂve heard in the past 3 months. So, slide in, relax and be introduced to a totally new sound. Three wonderful tracks for a great weekend. If only all experimental music was this cool.

Favourite tracks:
Cityscape Tracer
Hiphop vocals used in a totally radical way. If hiphop vocals are not your thing, you still should listen to it just to feel how cool the percussion is. The kick drum shakes not only the house but also elements in the music. You can actually hear stuff chatter after a kick. How cool is that?
Reviewer: felaiuki - - December 9, 2005
Subject: yeah!
Great album! Cityscape Tracer is really cool.
Reviewer: DD Dubster - - October 26, 2005
Subject: whooooa
this have been the most weird and incredible sounds based on hiphop I heard so far.....unbelievable and an absolute "must"....looking forward hearing something new from you guys:)
Reviewer: Juanito Pequeno - - October 19, 2005
Subject: bombs away!!
Cityscape Tracer is the bomb!! seriously.. very nice edge to raps in a hiphop vibe..
Reviewer: cipherus - - June 18, 2005
Subject: sweet
was looking for live alex paterson shows and came across this. good shit man.
Reviewer: matthewlynch - - May 18, 2005
Subject: So, Alex Paterson, Kid606, AE and Dre walk into a bar...
... and quantum physics theory tells us that nothing impossible, just unlikely. Welcome to Headphone Science's Setsumei. Here's an album
with chilled out grooves, technical wizardry that stands on its own to own, and abstract beats and samples to rival even the most myopic innovator. This album has all the hallmarks of being a "Never-Heard Classic." Comparable to Anti-Pop Consortium or a very ambient, chilled out, coherent Prefuse 73.
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